Surprising Benefits of Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet focuses on high fat 70%-80%, low carbohydrates 5%-10% and moderate protein 10%-20%. The absence of high sugar content due to low or absence of processed foods, healthy fats, and protein, generates reports of amazing ketogenic diet benefits relating to the use of ketones as fuel.
Dr. Josh Axe, a clinical nutritionist and author of “Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones and Reverse Disease,” indicates that adherance to a ketgenic diet leads to weight loss results within ten to fourteen days.
Well and Good reports benefits from ketogenic diet. They include improvements such as increased energy to improved Type 2 diabetes symptoms. Insulin levels drop and become more stable.
<!–“According to University of California San Francisco experts, ketogenic diets are accepted as being beneficial to those suffering from epilepsy or other neurological ailments and may even reduce inflammation in the brain.”
The ketogenic diet records reports of treating drug-resistant epilepsy, improving blood cholesterol and triglycerides. People report reduced hunger, cravings, improved concentration, control in blood pressure and diabetes. They burn more calories, shed more body fat and weight.
According to the New York Times, Dr. William Yancy, director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center, reports astonishing results from the ketogenic diets.
There are surprising reports of reduced anxiety and emotional benefits. How keto helps reducing anxiety is not fully understood? On a ketogenic diet, the body gets in ketosis and uses ketones as fuel instead of sugar. Ketones as alternative brain fuel are more efficient, similar to jet fuel. It impacts the neuroprotective centers in the brain leading to relaxation and reduced stress response.
There are myriads of cases to support the benefits of a ketogenic diet. Alternately during stress, the body and the brain tend to crave sugar for quick energy and emotional boost. This vicious cycle of crashing and boosting ceases with rising levels of ketone in the body. With adherence to healthy eating in a keto diet, the adverse effects of sugar consumption(i.e alcohol consumption) give way to improved gut bacteria, mood, relationships, sleep quality and weight loss,
Harvard Health Experts recommend a more cautious approach for long-term results. “Instead embrace change that is sustainable over the long term. A balanced, unprocessed diet, rich in very colorful fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and lots of water seems to have the best evidence for a long, healthier, vibrant life.”
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